Patricia Ann DeRusso, MD,MS

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Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
34th and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-3630
BS (Nutrition)
University of Vermont, 1979.
MS (Nutrition)
Boston University, 1983.
George Washington School of Medicine, 1990.
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Description of Other Expertise

Lead the Physician Leadership Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with background in competencies needed for leadership and areas of focus including Emotional Intelligence, Negotiation and Conflict Managment, Total Leadership, and Leading Change.

Selected Publications

Fiks AG, Gruver RS, Bishop-Gillard CT, Shults J, Virudachalam S, Suh AW, Gerds M, Kalra GK, DeRusso PA, Lieberman A, Weng D, Elovitz MA, Berkowitz RI, Power TJ: A Social Media Peer Group for Mothers to Prevent Obesity from infancy: The Grow2Gether Randomized Trial. Child Obesity May 2017.

Shaw KN, Tanner L, Keren R, Taylor A, DeRusso PA, St Geme JW 3rd: Maintenance of Certification Part 4: From Trial to Tribute. Journal of Pediatrics March 2017.

Riley AW, Trbulsi J, Yao M, Bevans KB, DeRUsso PA: Validation of a Parent Report Questionnaire: The Infant Gastrointestinal Symptom Questionnaire. Clinical Pediatrics 54(12): 1167-1174, March 2015.

Bailey LC, Forest CB, Zhang P, Richards TM, Livshits A, DeRusso PA: Association of antibiotics in infancy with early childhood obesity. JAMA Pediatrics 168(11): 1063-9, November 2014.

Yao M, Lien EL, Fitzgerald M, Ramanujam K, Yuhas R, Northington R, Lebumfacil J, Wang L, DeRusso P: Effects of term infant formulas containing high sn-2 palmitate with and without oligofructose on stool composition, stool characteristics, and bifidogenicity: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 59(e31-e36 ): 279-422, September 2014.

Bettler J, Zimmer JP, Neuringer M, DeRusso PA: Serum lutein concentrations in healthy term infants fed human milk or infant formula with lutein. Eur J Nutr 49(1): 45-51, 2010.

Yao M, Capeding R, Fitzgerald M, Ramanujam K, Yachetti S, DeRusso P: High 2-palmitate and oligofructose in lower protein formula alpha-lactalbumin enriched term formula: effects on stool characteristics and composition. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 50: E207, 2010.

Trabulsi J, Capeding R, Lebumfacil J, Ramanujam K, Feng P, McSeeney S, Harris B, DeRusso P: Effect of an alpha-lactalbumin-enriched formula with lower protein on growth. Eur J Clin Nutr 65(2): 167-74, 2010.

Yao M, Riley A, Trabulsi J, Northington R, DeRusso P: Use of an electronic handheld diary to validate a new parent questionnaire assessing gastrointestinal tolerance in infants. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 50: E208, 2010.

Trabulsi J, Capeding M, Ramanujam K, Fang P, Mcsweeney S, Harris B, DeRusso P: The effect of 2 different protein concentrations in term infant formula on growth. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 48: E78, 2009.

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